A look at the world in numbers


Percent of American Children fed through the FoodShare program (formerly food stamps)

36 million

The number of people currently using FoodShare in the U.S.


Number of counties in which at least 25 percent of the population uses FoodShare


Percent of FoodShare recipients who live below the federal poverty line ($22,000 for a family of four)


Percent, the tax on new cars in Denmark


The tax credit Denmark is offering to those who buy electric cars

$58 million

The amount solar panel maker Evergreen Solar received in state aid to build a 900-employee plant near Boston


Assembly jobs the company recently announced it would transfer to China


Number of gallons of spray-tan liquid that the cast of Dancing With the Stars goes through in a season

Sources: New York Times; Wall Street Journal